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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The king of the abbey beers. It is amber-gold and pours with a deep head and original aroma, delivering a complex, full bodied flavour. Pure enjoyment! Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Temp: 8-10ºC)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2004
10.04.04 750 bottle that almost took my thumb off when I opened it. A rosey gold pour with small to medium white head, as tripels go. Aromas fresh, grapey, and light, but deeply vinous complexity. Clove and vanilla. Flavors are mild, little to no spicey bite. More grapes. Tingly and crisp eff. Overall, somewhat bland as Belgian trips go, but enjoyable nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Appearance: lovely, bright apricot color, with a mountainous, lush, pillowy cloud of lacey white foam. Pretty, and impressive. Aroma: sparkles with sugar and spice, soft but pungent and substantive, hints of citrus and other fruits. Great, buzzing hops greet the tongue, bright, tasty, fruity, dazzling! Excellent texture: a golden mouth-flooding flavor matches the golden color! Taste goes on and on, a persistent and prominent sweetness continues, and aids considerably in the flavor and overall experience. Body’s a bit on the light side, but full of yeast, and an amble helping of malt. A sparkling, tingling sensation dances on the tastebuds with each and every sip, resonating through the mouth. Light spiciness continues on the palate. Everything in this tripel is a bit light and moderate, while still stretching towards the sublime! I almost didn’t want any beer tonight, but made the commitment with this 750ml bottle. I won’t be getting up early in the morning, but it would have been worth it. A very fine abbey tripel!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Big bottle outdoors at N 3rd. Two of these babies with 4 lbs of chicken wings on a beautiful late summer evening. Great pop on opening, thick foamy lasting head, gorgeous glassware. Sweet, rich, flowery flavor - a hint of spice, just yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2004
One that has always been around and I don’t know why I’ve never rated it. Opened like a cork gun Straw colored, slightly hazy, pours with a frothy head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is yeasty very bread like, fruity like bananas mixed with dandelions. Flavor is very sweet with a tinge of bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2004
Bottle, bought in Belgium. 330ml, served in a chalice. Wonderfully sweet and malty with some rather crude bitterness and well covered alcohol. Pleasent yeast, floral and light spice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
Golden with small white bubbles. Aromas are sweet grain, yeast, fruit and spice. Flavours are fruity, dry and yeasty with spicy hops and good bitterness. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate. Comes with warming alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2004
Golden color with a white head. The taste is fruity with light spicy notes.Has very light alcohol notes. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle. Pleasant citrus nose. Hazy lemon yelow with a thick foamy head. Upfront presence of lemon and orange zest. Some alcohol and hops on a straight light malt backbone. Spicy with some black pepper, anise, candi sugar, and apple. Very quick spicy finish. Very nice and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 24, 2004
bottle from 02.hazy lemon yellow with a big white head. yeasty sweet aroma. alcohol taste with touches of earthy ueasty grapes and tangerines. finish is a spicy bitter. not too bad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Generous white head over a nice hazy golden body. Huge pop upon opening, but no gushing at all. It smells green and spicy. Peppery nose with light mint, sweet candi sugar, beautiful belgian yeast, chamomille and fitting honey malt. High carbonation, fluffy medium body. Very herbal palate, dry, flowery. Balancing bitter finish. Light alcohol notes. Terrific tripel, brilliant balance.


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